Effects of Bottled Water
Did you know that 67 million bottles of water are thrown away each day?! And 40% of bottled water is actually bottled tap water. Bottled water is part of our lives we use it everyday, everywhere and all the time, but it has a lot of effects on our lives mostly negative effects caused from the chemicals the bottle is made up from and other effects from human misuse to it. Bottled water affects enormously negative the environment. It has such bad effects on the environment such as; being wasted by everybody, some brands are expensive, unrecyclable which harms the environment.
Bottled water is one of the most common wastes. No one cares after drinking his bottle of water to throw it in the recycle bin or even in the garbage; they just throw it on the floor without caring a bit about who is going to collect it or how it’s going to be recycled.
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Collecting the bottles from the streets not only takes a lot of man power but also takes time to collect all of the thrown bottles from everywhere. The cost of the vehicles that collect the bottles is also high as the vehicles require special mechanical instrument to collect that much bottles and send it back to the factories to recycle it.
Packing, shipping, and advertising of bottled water are too expensive. First, the price of the bottled water varies according on its size and brand; some brands may cost more than other brand because of the place the water was taken from, the water could’ve been taken from a very high mountain which costs a lot of money, so this brand could be slightly expensive. The big bottled water cost more money to buy and more money to manufacture as it requires more plastic and chemicals to produce but in advance it pollutes more and cause more waste.
Second, shipping millions and millions of bottled water to every supermarket, grocery, or a small shop takes too much money and time to deliver all these bottles. Third, the advertisement of all these companies competing with each other to convince the people that their bottled water is the safest and cleanest for them is very expensive as they keep paying for too many commercials in the television and posters all over the country so people would prefer buying their brand over other brands.
Not all of the bottled water can be recycled, but only few bottles can be recycled. Most companies manufacture the unrecyclable bottles because it costs less money to produce and they make more profit when they manufacture the unrecyclable bottles but they affect the environment negatively because these bottles will be thrown away and will keep increasing and left unrecycled. The plastic bottled water that remains is undegradable.
It causes a lot of pollution, waste, and chemically affecting the environment because plastic is one of the wastes that it can’t get rid of. In conclusion, bottled water has many effects on us which should be taken care of. Wasting the bottled water and buying unrecyclable bottles will cause a lot of negative effects. Reference: http://www. allaboutwater. org/environment. html http://www. mnn. com/food/healthy-eating/stories/5-reasons-not-to-drink-bottled-water http://greenliving. nationalgeographic. com/water-bottle-pollution-2947. html